An orphan lion cub needs a lot of care! Every day Safia wolfs down 1½kg of meat, either chicken or beef on the bone. Our vet has prescribed worming tablets, plus calcium supplements to strengthen her bones. We hope these will help heal her strangely deformed foot.
Then we need to create a proper, permanent home for Safia at our new Wildlife Rescue, Conservation and Education Centre. This little orphan deserves the best. Here, on the 77-hectare site, just 18 miles from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, we want to build her a large, natural habitat sanctuary.
The enclosure will have plenty of space, full of indigenous trees, beautiful acacia bushes, dense undergrowth to explore and sandy soil to roll in. Safia will get a good view of her surroundings as she looks down over undulating hills and forests. The enclosure will include comfortable night quarters, and we hope one day it may be possible for this lonesome cub to share her home with another lion.
Read more about Safia here